Updated: Aug 26, 2019
In 2019, the job landscape has expanded into a never-before-seen global market. Behind us are the days where mere charismatic in-person interviews would get you the job; in such a vast field of options, a lot more is required of the average worker to stand out.
And Anna Holosha definitely stands out.
A self-described “architectural embroiderer,” Holosha specializes in hand-stitched needlework on traditional embroidery hoops, also known as “hoop art.” (If you’re unfamiliar with what that means, embroidery hoops are special circular canvases stretched on a hoop made of wooden and metal.)
“I create embroidery as an element of art, using only black thread, promoting the beauty of architecture and architectural elements,” she said. “Architectural embroidery is not just a project—it is my lifestyle.”
Holosha lives in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. In both her hometown and online, she has made embroidery her career under her business Holo Design. Her hard work has built a notable online following of over 3.5 thousand followers on Instagram, as well as a successful website and Facebook page.
“My project was born in 2017. My parents laid down the desire to create something new and unique. I have loved to sew, knit, and embroider since childhood, but I found my own style only in embroidery, combining my professional education with manual labor.”
Holosha’s unique embroidery style is certainly a factor in her popularity. Essentially, her style is based in geometry.
By glancing at her art pieces, you’ll notice she implements all kinds of recognizable shapes: triangles, circles, squares, rectangles, and lines—soft and sharp.
Holo Design is the product of consistent and continuous hard work, dedication, and passion. Embroidery within itself is somewhat of a neglected art form by the mainstream world, but there are many embroiders who call attention to it, like Holosha.
But Holosha’s main hope is not fame or success or prestige; rather, she hopes embroidery will become a more integral part of people’s lives, just like music, paintings, and literature.
“I really hope that I will continue to develop my project. I really want my embroidery settled in beautiful houses around the world.”
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Images: Anna Holosha
Words by Danielle Irene
Editors: Ndemazea Fonkem, Ry X, Chloe Wen
Designers: Kathryn Zix